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Communicable Illnesses

In tight-knit communities, public health connects us all. A campus of our size and complexity regularly experiences public health challenges requiring well-organized prevention and response strategies. 

Outbreaks of infectious diseases and communicable illnesses — such as influenza, COVID-19, monkeypox, measles, mumps, norovirus, and even outbreaks that occur elsewhere, like SARS, Ebola, and Zika virus — require campus-wide management strategies to prevent and control contagion and protect the health of our community.

Cornell Health collaborates with university and local organizations to respond to communicable disease cases and outbreaks on our campus.